Verified Reviews for Indoor Freestyle Cat Tree - Vertical Pole Kit - 11 ft. 5.8 in. to 12 ft. 11.5 in.Back to Product
Great product - Andy,
I really love this product and am thankful it exists. The cats love climbing up and down it when playing and love to sleep on the various platforms - their most favourite being the hammock. The quality of the materials is high and it looks good as a piece of furniture This review will sound a bit negative from this point - but it's really just to help with anyone else. I've found that with my cats the bridge isn't accessible to climb from below with a vertical sisal rope, the edge comes out too far for them. I wrapped some sisal rope around the pole and bridge connection and now they're able to climb up. You can see this in the picture on the bottom left. I think if I had gotten the horizontal sisal pole it would have worked; I also think that they would be able to access the hammock as well with vertical sisal rope - but untested! I got one platform with den cover, but the cats preferred to sleep on top of the cover rather than inside of it so I removed the cover completely. I was a bit hesitant on the stability of it once constructed; especially as my ceiling reaches 3 meters and I have hollow walls with metal studs so I can't use the studs directly for the wall brackets. It felt slightly horizontally wobbly without any wall brackets. I secured the poles with three wall brackets with metal cavity anchors and using a setting tool; afterwards it felt extremely solid and could push/pull strongly with all my weight without any give. The only truly negative things I can say about this product is the difficulty of construction. - The L-n keys provided weren't suitable for tightening the hex socket screws which are used for the pole brackets; I used a suitable screw driver set instead. - One of the nuts for the bolt as part of the vertical pole had bad threading so I had to go to hardware store to get a better fitting nut. - The vertical pole became slightly loose from the ceiling during construction because I hadn't tightened the pole correctly (it was my fault).
The reviewer has 2-4 Moggie pets